We've just returned from a 10 day stay to the Pinahal da Marina. This is the 3rd year that we have chosen to holiday in Portugal. The last 2 holidays that we have taken have made us want to return as we fell in love with the Algarve but this was the first time that we have been glad to be leaving and returning home. Looking at the previous reviews we felt that we couldn't go wrong with this hotel but many failed to mention that if you wanted to stay in a 2 bed apartment you would most likely be put into a room which would be lucky to be rated a 2 star never mind the 4 star that this hotel is meant to be. Some of the rooms have been updated but thay are mostly the 1 bed aptmts When we arrived there was a smell in the rooms which gradually got worse as the days went on we found out that there was a leak in the kitchen which must have started quite a while ago we did report this and they did sort it out and the horredous smell coming from under the fridge which was apparently down to lack of cleaning around it
After a week of this we were moved to one of the newer rooms but by this time we felt that it was too little too late
As for the location we were advised it was close to one of the beaches which would have taken at least half an hour of walking to reach
The nearest supermarket is the Spa which is at least a 15 minute walk away good going as downhill but to have to carry groceries back up a steep hill is no mean feat
There are no bars or shops close to the hotel the nearest is in the Marina which is about a 20 minute walk away
On the plus side with all of the walking we have lost weight!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinhal da Marina Apartments 10/15 minute walk to the Marina for restaurant's, bar's, shop's, and the casino, with a choice of 2 excellent golden sandy beaches either side of the Marina. The Vilamoura golf courses are all within a five minute drive. "Pinhal da Marina" itself comprises of 128 apartments (from studio to 3 bedroom apartment) all furnished with air conditioning in the living room, heater in the bedrooms, satellite tv, a safety deposit box, and if your clients are eating in, the kitchen's are equipped with cooker's, micro wave oven, toaster, tea-coffee facility's and cooking utensils. A feature of the apartments is the spacious veranda's overlooking the gardens or swimming pools where you can sit and watch the sun go down with your favourite beverage in hand. "Pinhal da Marina" host's two large outdoor swimming pool's, a child's paddling pool, a children's playground, restaurant/bar, tennis court, and football, volleyball, basketball area's. Wi-Fi is free of charge in common areas (pool and reception) at Pinhal da Marina Pinmar restaurant is located at Pinhal da Marina by the main pool and it is open from Abril to October. Every day you can have meals a la carte or choose to have half / full board regimen. Also you can have a snack or drinks all day long. Continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am (extra cost per person/ day). O Pinhal da Marina is a great place for family holidays and self-catering holidays all year around. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, LoveHolidays, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, getaroom.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Pinhal da Marina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Pinhal Da Marina Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve